Friday, February 1, 2013

Vintage Betty's Valentine

When I got home from work this pretty red box was waiting for me to open!

Isn't this darling?
It came from sweet Laura @
I just love the little girl jumping rope, how many hours did I jump rope when I was a girl?

And look at all that sweet treasure inside!

This adorable Mother Hen clipboard is to hold recipes, which I will use in my kitchen!
Did you make this Laura, and if so, HOW?
I LOVE it!

Check out this fabric with hens on it.
This will go perfect with the green background print I already have.
Now I have no excuses not to make something, do I, Susie? :-)

I saved this for almost last.
This adorable pincushion she made with the dachshund on it!

It opens like a little book and came with heart pins!
My co-workers loved this.
We want to know, how did you get the dachshund printed onto the fabric?

And I saved this for last.

Inside the box, under the fabric, was this adorable portrait of Ms.Wilma
With my heart in her hands!!(paws)!
Of course, this was Ms.Wilma's favorite!
This will be hanging in my craft room for me and you-know-who to look at!

Thank you, Laura and your beautiful daughter, Michele
I've only known you a few weeks, yet you were so thoughtful with everything you sent!

Sweet Hugs,
Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

Linking to Pink Saturday @


Anna Hanley said...

Hi, I love all your treasures! I also want to know if the clipboard is hand made? Love the fabric too.
Hugs, Anna

Librarian said...

I'm almost 45 and I still spend some time skipping rope almost every day - especially at this time of the year, when it is too cold for me to go for a run :-)

Love the needle book and the heart-shaped box!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hi Anna,
Laura said she used T-shirt transfer paper found at Wal-Mart for the transfers, even on the clipboard.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

You are in good shape! I got on the floor the other day, laid down and tried to do the bicycle with my feet up in the air, but I couldn't get lift-off!

Denise said...

Such nice gifts.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Well I know both you and Ms. Wilma were tickled with all the goodies !
thanks for sharing with us and you are so welcome to give my address to Laura.. : ) (())

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

OK Francie, will do! :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such a nice package to receive! I love all the hen themed items as I am a chicken lover :)

Visiting from the Old Time Party!

Connie said...

Hi Dorothy, what a lovely surprise
. . . isn't it nice to be loved. Happy Valentine's Day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Melissa said...

I love everything, especially the Dachsund! We had them when I was a kid. :)

DearHelenHartman said...

Super cute! Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

What a Neat neat Neat package. I think it's neat that the little dachshund holding the balloon heart is parallel to your Wilma's photo. In fact, so is the inside of the box across from your Hensrule Wilma button. Kinda neat, huh?
Lots of goodies. And, that clipboard is neat - cute picture of the mother hen.
You got quite a nice gift there! Thanks for sharing it!
Happy Pink Saturday! Jenn

Keetha Broyles said...

You gotta LOVE coming home to a surprise box at the door!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you came by but my photos weren't visible? That's happened several times. I updated the post with individual photos at the bottom - if you do have time to stop by and see them, I think you'll enjoy them.
I went by Laura's blog to meet her too. I had to see who sent you that neat package. I'm curious how the clipboard was done too, or if it was purchased! And that pin cushion - I really like that. Thinkin' 'bout trying my hand at something like that... ???
Thanks, JEnn

Lorraine said...

How adorable!! I love those old retro images from the 30s and 40s too. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Old Time Cindy said...

Some sweet little treasures there and that clipboard is really cool! Thanks for boot scootin' on over to join in at the Old Time Party!
Farmhouse hugs,

Jane said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful treasure trove! Everything is so precious :)

J Rye said...

Love the red buttons..

Please come and peek at my PINK.
Your comment is always a joy to read.

Maureen said...

What a delightful box of surprises to find in the mail!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such sweet goodies you got!! :) Happy Sunday! xx Holly

VintageBettys said...

Hello Dorothy,
I'm sorry I haven't had time to get back to you.....lil tommy is keeping us a good way :) Everyone needs to check out the goodies you sent me! I used transfer teeshirt paper from Walmart for the projects. I recomend that you ask the craft store what kind of transfer paper is good for wood...because I did have a little trouble with that clipboard....This swap was really fun...and I learned alot ;)


Luli said...

That is amazing. What a wonderful package filled with so many goodies. I wanted to grab them through my screen. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Yes, the header picture of the flowers is mine. I took it at a garden in Germany a couple summers ago.

Annesphamily said...

Oh what a terrific goodie package you received! I am amazed at all the talent that went into this gift package! Thanks for sharing! HPS! Enjoy your week!

Perfectly Printed said...

What a lovely Candy Box!! And your Valentine is darling!!!


Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

How sweet and special! Love it.

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Oh all so so sweet and 'heartwarming' you were lucky!
bestest to you and yours and thank you for visiting my blog
Daisy j

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh my gosh! My heart is all a flutter!!! I mean that could be for me, too! I loved jumping rope, the hens are hands down, and the Doxie, etc!!!! Way to much cuteness. You have a beautiful Valentine from your partner. Now you know I will be waiting to see what you make? Hmmm, I really should start sewing again, too.